2024 Value-Based Healthcare Congress
Transitioning from Volume to Value: Generating Results in the Value-Based Care Environment
September 16-17, 2024 * JW Marriott Camelback Resort * Scottsdale, AZ

2024 Value-Based Healthcare Congress

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Value-based care is the future of healthcare and the shift away from fee-for-service is continuing at a steady pace. If your organization wants to give its patients a more worthwhile health care experience, a value-based care model is the solution.

Hospitals and health systems are under increased scrutiny to minimize expenses, increase patient satisfaction and improve patient outcomes. Payers, providers and other healthcare stakeholders are looking for ways to engage with value-based purchasing and alternative payment models that link claims reimbursement to value, rather than volume.

Business Research Intelligence Network’s Value-Based Healthcare Congress features leading hospitals, health systems and payor organizations who will share best practices and practical information on how to position your organization to succeed in the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. Participate in in discussions surrounding the broader landscape of value-based care, learn how to overcome the challenges associated with transitioning to outcomes-based care, and understand how to succeed under alternative payment models and improve financial and patient outcomes.

Who Should Attend?

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, September 16, 2024

7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

Value-Based Care: Paving the Way for a More Effective Healthcare System

Value-based care (VBC) models represent a paradigm shift from the traditional fee-for-service approach, aligning financial incentives with the provision of coordinated, patient-centered care. This session will explore the future potential, impacts, and opportunities of value-based care. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key drivers propelling the transition to value-based care, including regulatory changes, technological advancements, and the pressing need for cost containment while improving population health.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Value-Based Care: The Future of Healthcare Delivery

The U.S. healthcare system is undergoing a transformative shift from a volume-driven, fee-for-service model towards value-based care that emphasizes high-quality, cost-effective care and better health outcomes. This transition is being driven by new reimbursement models that link payments to quality metrics rather than the quantity of services provided. Value-based programs like accountable care organizations, bundled payments, and pay-for-performance are gaining traction as payers aim to control costs and incentivize providers to deliver coordinated, preventive care. However, significant challenges remain around interoperability, data sharing, risk adjustment and cultural change within provider organizations. Looking ahead, value-based care is projected to become the dominant reimbursement model over the next decade. Its success hinges on developing robust quality measures, engaging patients, and transitioning to population health management. Technology will play a vital role through data analytics, telehealth, remote monitoring, and tools that support care coordination across the continuum. With healthcare spending continuing to rise, the transition to value-based reimbursement aligned with improved outcomes holds promise for a more sustainable, higher-value healthcare system. But this transformation requires comprehensive stakeholder engagement and a long-term perspective on redefining how we pay for and deliver care.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

Workforce Transformations Needed to Staff Value‐Based Models of Care

The transition to value-based care requires significant workforce transformation to support new patient-centered, team-based models focused on improving outcomes while controlling costs. Primary care providers must expand their roles in population health management and chronic disease prevention. Nurses, care managers, and new roles like community health workers will take on greater responsibilities for care coordination and addressing social determinants of health. The workforce must develop new competencies in interprofessional collaboration, data analytics, quality improvement, and systems-based practice. Healthcare education will need to evolve through interprofessional training, redesigned curricula, and clinical experiences aligned with value-based care principles. Healthcare organizations must implement workforce planning, development strategies, and change management to upskill the existing workforce while cultivating emerging roles vital to value-based success. This session will explore all this and more on workforce transformations needed to staff value-based models of care.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

Telehealth: Unlocking the Potential of Value-Based Care

Telehealth, the delivery of healthcare services through remote technologies, has emerged as a powerful enabler of value-based care, offering unprecedented opportunities to enhance access, improve care coordination, and drive cost efficiencies. This session will explore the role of telehealth in the pursuit of value-based care. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the synergies between telehealth and value-based care principles, and how leveraging these technologies can transform healthcare delivery.

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

 

1:30pm – 2:15pm

How Technology Makes Value-Based Care Possible

With the evolution of healthcare technology, the elements are now in place to realize the full promise and potential of value-based care. For example, data is available and accessible; analytics extract meaningful insights; payers and providers can collaborate. Workflow and care management tools provide actionable insights and align payers’ business goals with; multiple processes in a care delivery system can be automated. As technology continues to evolve to meet the needs of a value-based care future, healthcare organizations and stakeholders adopting these new technologies will inevitably encounter challenges. This session will explore all this and more, including how technology makes VBC possible.

 

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel: Seizing Opportunities in the Value-Based Care Evolution

As value-based payment models rapidly proliferate, new opportunities are emerging for providers and payers to deliver higher-quality, more cost-effective care. This panel will explore the innovative strategies and approaches unlocked by the transition toward value-based reimbursement. Key opportunities to be examined include:

  • Care Delivery Transformation
  • Data Analytics and Interoperability
  • Patient Engagement
  • Value-Based Payment Innovation

This panel brings together healthcare leaders who are pioneering innovative value-based care strategies. They will share lessons learned and insights into how their organizations are capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the value-over-volume transformation.

 

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Trends to Watch as Alternative Payment Models Evolve

Over the past decade, the industry has experimented with ways to move dollars from fee-for-service care towards value-based care (VBC) structures that improve outcomes, reduce unnecessary spending, and foster better experiences for patients and providers. Through trial and error, the industry has refined its approaches to value-based reimbursements and tailored its efforts to meet the unique needs of different specialties, care settings, and patient populations. In a time of rapid evolution and growing pressures, several trends will guide the next phase of VBC. These include a shift towards commercial payers’ alternative payment models (APMs) that leverage disease-specific data and population health analytics, practice transformation tools, and new reimbursement strategies. This session will explore these trends to watch for.

 

4:30pm – 5:15pm

The Pharmacy's Pivotal Role in Value-based Care: Optimizing Patient Outcomes and Cost Efficiency

This session will explore the evolving responsibilities of pharmacists in this new paradigm, highlighting their unique position as medication experts and patient advocates. Attendees will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by value-based care initiatives, including the need for enhanced medication management, care coordination, and patient education. We’ll focus on how pharmacists can leverage their expertise to ensure appropriate medication use, minimize adverse drug events, and promote medication adherence – all critical factors in achieving positive patient outcomes and reducing avoidable healthcare costs.

 

5:15pm

End of Day One

 

Day Two – Tuesday, September 17, 2024

7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

What Value-Based Care Means for Providers

Value-based care is a form of reimbursement that ties payments for care delivery to the quality of care provided and rewards providers for both efficiency and effectiveness. This form of reimbursement has emerged as an alternative and potential replacement for fee-for-service reimbursement, which pays providers retrospectively for services delivered based on bill charges or annual fee schedules. To transform how healthcare providers are reimbursed for services rendered, CMS introduced an array of value-based care models. Private payers have, in turn, adopted similar models of accountable, value-based care. As the healthcare industry transitions to this new way of delivering care, many healthcare providers are left wondering how value-based care differs from the traditional model, what programs are available, and how successful it has been? This session will explore the basics of value-based care and help providers understand how the model works.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

The Role of Patient Experience in Value-Based Care Delivery

Robust evidence demonstrates that positive patient experience correlates with better adherence to treatment plans, higher care quality, and lower hospitalization rates. Patients with positive care experiences have better outcomes and lower overall costs. Conversely, negative experiences adversely impact clinical effectiveness and value. In this value-based landscape, providers must prioritize strategies to improve patient experience across all care settings. This includes enhancing provider-patient communication, expanding patient engagement and shared decision making, improving care coordination, and creating an organizational culture of patient-centeredness. This session will explore how those that successfully make patient experience a core ethos of their value-based care model will raise quality while lowering costs.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Including Social Determinants of Health in Value-Based Care Payment

Addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) like economic stability, neighborhood environments, and access to care is critical for improving outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. However, current value-based payment models largely fail to account for the impact of non-medical factors on patient health. Integrating SDOH into value-based payment design holds promise for better identifying and mitigating risks while incentivizing providers to invest in linkages to community services. Potential approaches include risk-adjusting payments based on SDOH data, creating new payment codes for SDOH screening and referrals, or direct pay-for-performance on SDOH-related quality measures. SDOH-aligned payment models could spur healthcare organizations to develop comprehensive programs connecting clinical care to community-based resources targeting social needs. Key challenges remain around standardizing SDOH data collection, developing evidence-based community service models, and accounting for investment leads and lags. This session will explore how to overcome these barriers and why doing so is crucial for value-based payment to support holistic approaches that improve individual and population health.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

How Primary Care Acquisitions Can Advance Value-Based Care

As value-based care becomes the end goal for many healthcare organizations, health systems across the country are acquiring primary care practices to achieve this mission. Critical aspects of these acquisitions include ensuring that clinician-patient relationships are uninterrupted and establishing operations that generate value for consumers. Primary care is an essential part of value-based care. Healthcare organizations are buying primary care to get ready for a world where value-based care is the game of the day. If the objective of value-based care is to keep people healthy—and out of the hospital—then more primary care is needed to ensure that the focus is on health rather than just the sick care that comes from unmanaged patients. This session will explore how primary care acquisitions can advance VBC.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

How Value-Based Insurance Design Drives Cost Savings and Better Care

Value in healthcare is top of mind for industry leaders, patients, caregivers and providers, especially amid rising costs and inflation, ongoing health disparities among underserved populations, evolving regulatory expectations and other challenges. While most understand the social and economic need to reduce financial barriers and access gaps to high-quality health care, few recognize the enormous opportunity in leveraging value-based insurance design (VBID) to address these long-standing issues. From better management of chronic conditions, to improved profitability, shared accountability and more, VBID initiatives have the power to transform care delivery and outcomes. This session will explore how value-based insurance design drives cost savings and better care.

 

12:30pm

Conference Concludes

 

Workshop - Tuesday, September 17, 2024

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Workshop:

Innovations in Value-Based Healthcare: Charting the Path Forward

As healthcare providers and payers accelerate their transition to value-based payment and delivery models, they must embrace innovations that enhance care quality, improve population health outcomes, and reduce wasteful spending. This session will explore cutting-edge approaches reshaping how value-based healthcare is designed and implemented. We’ll highlight emerging innovations spanning care delivery transformations, digital health solutions, patient engagement strategies, and alternative payment model designs.

Venue

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-948-1700

*Mention BRI Network to get discounted rate of $289/night

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FAQ

Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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